Monday, August 15, 2022

Automotif CCCXXXIII...

For our three hundred and thirty-third Automotif here at VFTP, we have a 1963 Lincoln Continental convertible in Spanish Red.

The slab-sided "suicide door" Fourth Generation Continentals, to my eye, are a refreshing break from the chrome-laden rolling Wurlitzers of the late Fifties. They sold like gangbusters and Chrysler hired their designer, Elwood Engel, away from Ford to serve as Virgil Exner's replacement as head of the styling department at Mopar, where he remained until his retirement in '73.